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Thomas Maitland: West Indian Regiment.

General Maitland meets Toussaint to discuss secret treaty

Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Maitland (1759 - 1824) was the Commander-in-Chief of the British expeditionary force to Saint-Domingue and a Colonel of the British 10th West India Regiment (1798 – 1802). "He was an able if unscrupulous man, an experienced and crafty soldier who later became Governor of Malta."

Where the Commonwealth leads, the world follows

Rugby World Cup 2011

The game of Rugby began at Rugby School, Warwickshire, England in 1750.

However, many rugby playing countries had pre-existing football games not dissimilar to rugby. The first Rugby World Cup tournament was not held until 1987, hosted by Australia. Largely due to the support of the Commonwealth Nations, it is now a multi-million pound sport and a major entertainment industry. 

An example of where the Commonwealth leads - everyone benefits.


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